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Mar. 30, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

INPRO buys Monroe manufacturer

Inpro has announced its acquisition of Hinkel Inc.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

Rabies confirmed in county dog

Health Officials at the Union County Division of Public Health say a dog in the area of Mullis Newsome Road and New Salem Road is confirmed to have rabies.  The dog, a brown/white, female Husky, presented with neurological symptoms consistent with rabies and died the next day.


Mar. 30, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Salsarita's to help Turning Point Tuesday

The Monroe Salsarita’s, located at 3173 W. Hwy 74, will hold their third annual fundraising event on March 31 to benefit Turning Point, a Monroe-based charity that provides shelter for domestic violence victims in Charlotte and other surrounding counties. The restaurant will donate 100 percent of the proceeds raised from the Donation Day to Turning Point.


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 01:23 PM

Fine wine, craft beers on the menu

At Black Chicken Fine Wine & Craft Beer in Waxhaw you can find a large variety of wine, craft beer and food all in one location.


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Mar. 26, 2015 @ 09:39 PM

Cavs complete 3-game sweep of WHS

Cuthbertson's baseball team got a grand slam and four hits from senior third baseman Bailey Connell in a 14-2 road win over Weddington on Thursday. "We brought the bats today," said Connell.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Cavs coming of age

Cuthbertson High took the first two games of a 3-game series against Weddington in the opening week of Southern Carolina Conference baseball play. The victories are a sign the already successful Cavaliers are trending upward as a program.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:02 PM

Crowder runs 40 in 4.39 seconds

After a disappointing 4.56 time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, Duke receiver Jamison Crowder bounced back by running a 4.39 at his pro day. The former Monroe High star is looking to boost his stock in the draft. which starts at the end of April.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:04 PM

Piedmont wins sixth straight

Sophomore Matt Moser threw a three-hitter in Piedmont's 10-0 win over Anson. The Panthers started the season 0-2 but have won six straight baseball games since then.


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Mar. 17, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Seed packets are little encyclopedias

Seed packets are horticultural mini-encyclopedias packed full of vital instructions that will give you all the information you need to ensure success from germination to harvest.

Mar. 10, 2015 @ 04:41 PM

Get a garden head start; sprout seeds now

As you flip though seed catalogs this time of year your mouth begins to water at the promise of sweet vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp cucumbers and succulent ripe melons.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

State offers turkey hunting seminars

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey Federation are offering 17 free turkey hunting seminars across North Carolina in March and April in anticipation of the upcoming spring turkey season.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 01:58 PM

Playmakers opens with 'Musical Comedy Murders'

Union County Playmakers will put on its first stage production in March with “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.”


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

North Carolina has beer renaissance

Margo Metzger describes it as a movement — a Southern craft beer movement. Bill Manley calls it a Renaissance.


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Mar. 14, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

Appearances can be deceiving

When people want to get away from the daily grind, the old routine, workaday world-they tend to have a place they can go to escape. A place where they are just plain happy to be. For me, that place is Belmont Abbey.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Stopping growth is not an option, control is

I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Union County again on the Board of County Commissioners. One of the goals I have is to help bring a better understanding of the issues we face to the taxpayers.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Letters to editor for Oct. 24

I believe in Kay Hagan

Stand up for Second Amendment


May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward


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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.